1996: The House of the Dead
More Zombie Slaying, Less Bullet Rationing
The same year Resident Evil hits PlayStation, Sega's light-gun game The House of the Dead
releases in arcades. While Resident Evil emphasizes suspense and survival, The House of the Dead focuses on action as it's presented as an on-rails shooter where players frantically unload clip after clip on swarms of the living dead. The game's followed by three sequels and several spin-offs including The Typing of the Dead
, which teaches you how to type as you mow down zombies.